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Oktibbeha County is still waiting for more than a half-million dollars, but itâ€™s hard to collect.
According to Oktibbeha County Justice Court records, as of early August, more than 2,700 people owed the county money in deliquent fines, or fines that are more than 30 days past due. The list, which is about 56 pages long, totaled up to $539,930.20 in delinquent fines.
Parents and school faculty members are having to consider bullying as another school year begins in Starkville.
Bullying is an age-old problem in schools â€” one administrators, counselors, teachers, parents and students have to work together to address. Though bullying will likely be an issue for as long as there are children in schools, Starkvilleâ€™s schools are working to combat it.
As dean of Mississippi State Universityâ€™s College of Arts and Sciences, Greg Dunaway knows a recurring narrative in the lives of college freshmen all too well.
Over the course of 48 hours on Aug. 17-18, Micah Knox and members of Boy Scouts of America and Modern Woodmen of America joined forces to build benches for two Odd Fellows cemeteries, near Highway 82 and University Drive, and Brush Harbor Cemetery.
Ward 2 Alderman Lisa Wynn's hesitant hand raise gave the Board of Aldermen the four votes it needed Tuesday evening to press on with a proposed 2.78-mil ad valorem tax increase for fiscal year 2014.
The vote will initiate a public notice and public hearing process that will culminate with the board approving a final budget in mid September, one that now will likely include the tax hike.
The Commission on Starkville/Oktibbeha Consolidated School District will host a public hearing at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Greensboro Center auditorium.
The commission has held several meetings, which are open to the public, but Thursday's meeting will be the first where the public can offer their thoughts and concerns on the consolidation process to the seven-member commission.
Walter Diehl doesn't see a reason why a college with strong programs in science, engineering and agriculture shouldn't also have strong programs in the humanities.
Since move-in day, the Mississippi State University campus has been swarming with students. To ease the transition to Starkville for freshmen and transfer students, Mississippi State created Dawg Daze.
The 2013 Dawg Daze event kicked off on Aug. 10 with the Dawg Daze BBQ on move-in day and will end with the MSU Tailgate Party on Friday.
Starkville aldermen will consider formally issuing intent to raise citizensâ€™ ad valorem taxes by 2.78 mils during the boardâ€™s recess meeting at 5:30 p.m. today at City Hall.
Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors heard presentations from the Mississippi Horse Park and the American Red Cross for continued support at Monday eveningâ€™s recess meeting at the courthouse.
The meeting began with Bricklee Miller, facility manager at the horse park, providing the supervisors with information on the horse parkâ€™s local impact.